Mattapan

Warren in Dot, Brown in Mattapan on small business stump

By 
Michael Norton, State House News Service
Sep. 17, 2012

US Senator Scott Brown visited Auto Service and Tire in Mattapan Square on Monday morning.

Holding slim leads in a pair of new polls and coming off a campaign rally Saturday with Gov. Deval Patrick, U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren planned to tout support from small businesses Monday morning at an event Cedar Groves Gardens in Dorchester.

Warren was at the Adams Street business to promote “hundreds” of small businesses supporting her campaign to unseat Brown, who says Warren would support a raft of job-crushing taxes. Brown’s lone campaign event Monday was a 9:30 a.m. “Thank You for Building This” stop at Auto Service and Tire, 1590 Blue Hill Avenue in Mattapan.  Read more

Mattapan celebrates new health center in the Square

By 
Tayla Holman, Special to the Reporter
Sep. 10, 2012

Mattapan Community Health Center ribbon cutting ceremony: Governor Deval Patrick, left, and Dr. Azzie Young, the president and CEO of the health center cut the ribbon this afternoon outside the new MCHC building at 1575 Blue Hill Ave. Photo by Bill ForryMattapan Community Health Center ribbon cutting ceremony: Governor Deval Patrick, left, and Dr. Azzie Young, the president and CEO of the health center cut the ribbon this afternoon outside the new MCHC building at 1575 Blue Hill Ave. Photo by Bill Forry

Exactly two years after its groundbreaking, the new Mattapan Community Health Center celebrated its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Monday, September 10. Elected officials, residents, and other supporters gathered at the center’s new home at 1575 Blue Hill Ave. to mark the occasion.
The four-story “green and healthy” facility not only houses the health center, but a Citizens Bank and CVS/Pharmacy as well – the first pharmacy in Mattapan in over 30 years.  Read more

Colorful new look for Mattapan elementary school

The Mattahunt School on Hebron St. sports a colorful new exterior for today's first-day of class. Photo courtesy BPS

Students at the Mattahunt Elementary School will return to a dramatically improved school building today— the result of an $8 million city-funded modernization project that wrapped up over the summer. The renovation — which focused on exterior improvements to the Mattahunt campus – included a new roof, windows and landscaping. But, it’s the Lego-like color scheme on the building’s sheet metal façade that is the real eye-catcher.  Read more

Mattapan gears up for Health Revival, center's grand opening

Mattapan Community Health Center's new home in Mattapan Square: Building will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Monday.Mattapan Community Health Center's new home in Mattapan Square: Building will be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Monday.This is a big week for the Mattapan Community Health Center, the longtime institution that has just completed work on its brand new, $32 million facility in the heart of Mattapan Square. On Monday at 11 a.m., Governor Deval Patrick and Mayor Thomas Menino will be among the dignitaries who will join MCHC president/CEO Dr. Azzie Young in dedicating the new building at 1575 Blue Hill Avenue.

The grand opening ushers in a new era of expanded care at MCHC. Dr. Azzie Young, President and CEO of the Center, is standing proud.  Read more

New health center a dream come true in Mattapan Sq.

Dr. Azzie Young: Mattapan Community Health Center President and CEO is shown this week on the third floor patio of the health center’s new home in Mattapan Square. The health center has moved into its sparkling new facility in recent weeks and will celebrate an official grand opening on Sept. 10. 	Photo by Bill ForryDr. Azzie Young: Mattapan Community Health Center President and CEO is shown this week on the third floor patio of the health center’s new home in Mattapan Square. The health center has moved into its sparkling new facility in recent weeks and will celebrate an official grand opening on Sept. 10. Photo by Bill Forry

Dr. Azzie Young is one happy community health center president.

She can see for miles from her corner suite on a third floor perch atop 1575 Blue Hill Avenue. It’s a whole new perspective on the neighborhood from up here— and it’s one she’ll share with all of her employees, who can now enjoy lunch or morning coffee on the adjacent outdoor patio that on a clear day like today offers sweeping views of the Blue Hills, the steeples of Mattapan and, with a peek over the side, the bustling square below.

It’s a view —and a vision — that’s been a long time in the making.  Read more

Man dies after stabbing in Mattapan pizza place; relative charged

A Mattapan man who allegedly stabbed his nephew inside the Mattapan House of Pizza Tuesday night will be charged with murder now that his relative has died, the Boston Police Department and the Suffolk County District Attorney's office report.  Read more

Man arrested after gun rampage in Mattapan Square

The Boston Police Department reports arresting a Mattapan man for a spree of violence that began with a failed holdup attempt at a Blue Hill Avenue check-cashing place and ended with him firing the gun at passersby around the corner in the Farmers Market parking lot.  Read more

Residents find Mattapan a fair/good neighborhood

By 
Tayla Holman, Special to the Reporter
Jul. 5, 2012

After a year of reaching out to the community, Mattapan United revealed the results of resident feedback at its “give back” meeting Wednesday evening at the Young Achievers School.

Most respondents said the quality of life in Mattapan was fair to good, with few responses for poor or excellent. “People like living here,” said Donna Haig Freidman, director for the Center for Social Policy at UMass Boston’s McCormack Graduate School, who gave a presentation of the main themes from the questionnaires, one-on-one interviews, and a recent “visioning” meeting.  Read more

DOT DAY: Brown and Warren marching in parade and more

U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be making her first appearance in the annual Dorchester Day Parade on Sunday, where she'll be joined by her chief rival Scott Brown.

Warren will be marching in the third division, while Brown will be in the chief marshal's division. (It's customary for incumbents to march ahead of challengers.)

The two are hardly strangers to Dorchester: Both have featured the neighborhood in their television ads.  Read more